Venus has recently disappeared from the night sky. Like Colorado’s gold-stained Animas River in the picture above, she’s entering the Underworld. She’s readying herself to meet the Sun god and be made new again. And, like the contaminated river, she’s not going quietly or gracefully. This is the time in her 18-month cycle when we–and the world–are easily inflamed. Outrage is an important feature of Venus retrograde. When Venus re-emerges as the Morning Star, she’s in a fighting mood. The ancient cultures who watched her cycle carefully, considered her re-emergence as an auspicious time to send their armies marching. This event occurs next week (the date depends on your horizon line). Is there anything you feel like going to war about?
If Venus has her way, you’ll be particularly outraged by obvious slights to the goddess. Venus, known by many names throughout the world, among them, Oshun, Isis, and Aphrodite, has always been the goddess of clean-running rivers. The headline making toxic crisis is occurring in the “Animas” River–get it? Anima is the Jungian term for the unconscious feminine principle–or the female half of Soul. Three million gallons of toxic sludge are pouring through the anima’s veins, harming all the creatures that her river nourishes. We should be outraged.
Perhaps your ire has been kindled by a certain reality show presidential candidate who refers to women as farm animals. Or maybe it’s that wealthy people can shoot lions whenever they want. Something more personal may have hooked you. An unfamiliar phone number on your boyfriend’s phone. Or perhaps the last straw has fallen onto a long-standing burden. Whatever has roused your inner Venus, know that her anger is best expressed when it’s consistent with her values. Venus is the one who reminds us that we’re all in this together. As we march forward in our new goddess shoes in the coming weeks, let’s remember that, as we try to clean up our collective act.
What does your Venus want? Find out with your Venus Unleashed report. I’m extending my sale for five more days! You can take $10 off until August 18. Order for yourself as you usually would–then, at the Paypal payment page, select the “gift for a friend” option to pay $35 instead of $45.
Image source: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/08/10/3689745/epa-spills-three-million-gallons-of-wastewater-from-mine/
Marcia S. McMillin says
Correction: glass ceiling, not emailing!!!!!! Dang spell check!
Dana Gerhardt says
Oh, I was rather taken with the phrase “glass emailing”! Didn’t know what it meant, but thought it worth pondering… a relentless yet fragile communication… or, simply, texting in bed? 🙂
Marcia S. McMillin says
Boy Dana, you are so right! As the other person said, all of the above plus
My fiancee and I had a fuss like we have not had in a couple of years! It had to do with the “glass emailing” that I see still very much still there in the bedroom. Won’t go into details but it definately fits the outrage with Venus you addressed in your blog.I had never thought of it like thaf before..Sensitive yes, but not outrage! Sure fits for sure! You are Soooo insightful in that magical
way you have with astrology! Am going to order my Venus report tomorrow!
Yes! Outrage about all of the above! And I didn’t make the connection to Venus retrograde until I read your blog, but an ex did intrude into my world a few days ago. The outrage I felt (but didn’t express) helped me keep my dignity and boundaries. Thanks, Venus retro!